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Finally got the body painted and test fit the engine, which still needs to be completed.

I figured that low key and incognito were for the slow...

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3 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

But you guys will never se the 635 until you cross the finish line ;)

Oh I'll see it alright....in my rear view mirror. 😎

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21 hours ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

I think I found my way to build a custom front for my Monaco. Just a little bit fine tuning and  we will be there:

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thanks for all the tips and suggestions, guys!


looks great framed out like you have it…

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13 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

That engine looks perfect,,

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Thank you.  It's missing a belt that I keep forgetting to add.

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On 4/30/2022 at 7:57 PM, Beans said:

Finally got the body painted and test fit the engine, which still needs to be completed.

I figured that low key and incognito were for the slow...

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Your Caramaro is looking killer!  

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Nice work Joel, congrats on the success of your black. There should be a song call Black Pontiac.

Don't forget to post it to the finished builds thread at the end of the year, (and wear a hat 😄.)

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Totally different ball game for me this year.  I haven't done any model building for 2 months now.  But good news for me, found Texas 3D Customs does requests, and he created the body of the 1958 Mercedes Benz 180, which is very close to the '61 190.  Just need to create an interior and a bunch of other things, which will take more time than I have for this contest.  So I am still going to do the 190SL, the Honda S2000 engine will be a nice upgrade.
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Does anyone to custom photo-etch?  The radiator star is a must do, and the 190 badge.  Think I have photo-etch mesh that would improve the grill.
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Just for fun.....
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I might start on the 190SL this weekend, need to make a wood box jig for gluing the body together.  Some parts will be saved for the sedan, such as the steering wheel.

Side note, found pictures I took several years ago in Utah, of a sad sight.
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On 5/2/2022 at 8:15 AM, 4mula1fan said:

I am terribly uninspired with my 58 Impala build. 

I admit to the same. I picked the Riv because it's what I had on hand, but the interest is waning.

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12 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Totally different ball game for me this year.  I haven't done any model building for 2 months now.  But good news for me, found Texas 3D Customs does requests, and he created the body of the 1958 Mercedes Benz 180, which is very close to the '61 190.  Just need to create an interior and a bunch of other things, which will take more time than I have for this contest.  So I am still going to do the 190SL, the Honda S2000 engine will be a nice upgrade.
IMG_3807.thumb.jpg.6e6b36928593d77dcbb0e50d516e1066.jpg

Does anyone to custom photo-etch?  The radiator star is a must do, and the 190 badge.  Think I have photo-etch mesh that would improve the grill.
IMG_3810.thumb.jpg.1ef614e49bfd1a4f6ec1a1338433908b.jpg

Just for fun.....
IMG_3813.thumb.jpg.6409763c0b4e348feb19b5a40b59dcb7.jpg
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I might start on the 190SL this weekend, need to make a wood box jig for gluing the body together.  Some parts will be saved for the sedan, such as the steering wheel.

Side note, found pictures I took several years ago in Utah, of a sad sight.
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Very cool build idea Kurt!  That sad Mercedes looks restorable…

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15 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Totally different ball game for me this year.  I haven't done any model building for 2 months now.  But good news for me, found Texas 3D Customs does requests, and he created the body of the 1958 Mercedes Benz 180, which is very close to the '61 190.  Just need to create an interior and a bunch of other things, which will take more time than I have for this contest.  So I am still going to do the 190SL, the Honda S2000 engine will be a nice upgrade.
IMG_3807.thumb.jpg.6e6b36928593d77dcbb0e50d516e1066.jpg

Does anyone to custom photo-etch?  The radiator star is a must do, and the 190 badge.  Think I have photo-etch mesh that would improve the grill.
IMG_3810.thumb.jpg.1ef614e49bfd1a4f6ec1a1338433908b.jpg

Just for fun.....
IMG_3813.thumb.jpg.6409763c0b4e348feb19b5a40b59dcb7.jpg
IMG_3814.thumb.jpg.1a8730c677696d5213a21a289f6d02ed.jpg

I might start on the 190SL this weekend, need to make a wood box jig for gluing the body together.  Some parts will be saved for the sedan, such as the steering wheel.

Side note, found pictures I took several years ago in Utah, of a sad sight.
1487946193_abandonedMercedesa.jpeg.324a99222d15883497ff9bc57ccf85a8.jpeg
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I really like the 190, good looking car, but the features of the resin body all seem a bit "chubby". Like it was meant to be a 1/32 scale and was just scaled up. 

I am sure that you will make it into one great looking car. 

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